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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:48 pm 
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i remember the Curve crank running on 110mm - forgive me if i'm wrong!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:43 pm 
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well, the curves are on my 113.... chainline looks "ok". shifting wont be a problem - i'm using thumbies

that tooolbox has a few of my bits in it. i did an inventory the other day, and i'm about 5 parts away from another complete bike's worth.... which can only mean one thing!


how she looks now


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:41 pm 
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It looks good to me. I'd keep the black stem, but I note that it's absent, so beginning to suspect that you may have a yen for a blue one? Blue stem and blue grips may possibly need to be sampled in private before going public - but my Kilauea has yellow decals, yellow stem and yellow Ules (set against the sober colour of a ti bar) and I think it works ok.

I think some people go for too many colours, but you're already mixing black and silver successfully, and aside from that you're just picking up the colour of the decals in various places and successfully avoiding repeating the colour of the frame. Pretty much a classic Lava Dome really IMHO.


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i was going to go silver stem to match the bars and post.... i like that unified cockpit look


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:03 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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damn these curve cranks and their rep for being made of cheese (rightly deserved as it is)

i took the spider off today to fit the top two rings properly, and when bolting it back on, i must've pushed one of the bolts too far in. net result is a small bulge just to the non-arm side of the crank bolt. NOS when i got em, look like they've had a good life of use, without ever having been ridden. i may never ride them - but they do look so nice.


annoyed at myself, but it's proper retro-cce. i could mangle anything with an allen key back in the day!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:33 pm 
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i want that frame :(


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near-final. just need some chainring bolts, bottle bolts, cable clippers and to put the chain back on and she's done

i much prefer the silver stem look.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:02 pm 
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U need a silver mech and hubs then too. I love all Black parts, but U need a pale coloured frame to contrast with the Black. I think dark frames match silver or pale ano bits. The trouble with Black though it shows the chips!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:38 pm 
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just hacked around my car park until my (bare) hands went numb

i've always loved this bike.... but now.... it's perfect. dangly cables and missing bolts and no granny ring and all, it's perfect

i finally found the right stem length!

so, in conclusion - tempted to fit a wrong-length stem because it looks good? dont!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:32 pm 
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she needs new tyres. i've always loved the look of rustwall IRC mythos, but not sure they'd work on here. any thoughts?


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